extortionary

[ik-stawr-shuh-ner-ee]

Origin of extortionary

First recorded in 1795–1805; extortion + -ary
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Contemporary Examples of extortionary

  • Most people are happy to pay taxes that they think are fair—and most people will avoid taxes they think are extortionary.

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    Pot’s Black Market Backlash

    Nick Gillespie

    November 15, 2013